Retirement Transition – some new thoughts

Given my blog’s name, I do continue to read articles on retirement transition.   I appreciate others perspective on this life milestone.  Many writers continue to work on shifting the perspective of what retirement is in today’s world. Too often retirement is still viewed as a diminishment of the individual, a time of stagnation and decline, … Continue reading Retirement Transition – some new thoughts

Possibilities Lists – A Retirement Transition Tool

This past summer I reconsidered my Seasonal To-Do List as a Possibilities List and found that mindset shift very up-lifting.  (See Link to Berate or Celebrate blog here.) I recalled early in my retirement transition, as part of the Retirement Transition Process, I created a very long Possibilities List. (First post about that idea here: … Continue reading Possibilities Lists – A Retirement Transition Tool

Retirement Myths?

When I was writing about Life Purpose recently (link here), I started to think that finding a grand Life Purpose (capital letters) might be a “Retirement Myth” meaning ideas about retirement that are not really true.  Or aspects of retirement that if you don't implement for yourself, you feel like you’ve failed.  What other retirement myths … Continue reading Retirement Myths?

Being Intentional about Friendship

A friend sent me an article about intentionality in friendship, saying it sounded a bit like me. (see link here) Actually, this described someone more anal than me when it comes to Intentional Connections!  I’m mentioned this many times, but when I retired, I lost 75% of my daily connections. Our Big Move to Florida … Continue reading Being Intentional about Friendship

A Grand Life Purpose or Just Little Ripples?

I’ve struggled in my retirement transition with the concept of Life Purpose.  It is not as simple as answering the question, ”Do I have a life purpose?” I struggled so much with it that I abandoned the term in favor of Personal Development!  See previous posts on Life Purpose, A Purpose-driven retirement and key life … Continue reading A Grand Life Purpose or Just Little Ripples?

I lived it, I wrote about it, why can’t I remember it?

Twice in the past couple of weeks, I was talking to a recent retiree about the five needs full-time work, especially career focused work, provides that you will have to determine if you still need in retirement….and I could not list them!  As anyone who reads my blog regularly knows, I adore lists.  I live … Continue reading I lived it, I wrote about it, why can’t I remember it?

A Trifecta Anniversary Post

One of the things I learned in studying Positive Psychology was that taking time to reminisce about positive experiences helps boost happiness. As a recovering negative thinker, this is not an easy task for me. It is also hard to not feel like I’m bragging (not something a “good girl” does!) if I share these … Continue reading A Trifecta Anniversary Post

Updating My Thinking on Friendship

It always amazes me that when I start thinking on a blog topic, I begin seeing it talked about/written about everywhere. This synchronicity has happened recently on the topic of friendship. Relationships is a big component of retirement transition in general and one I focused heavily on at the beginning of my retirement as I … Continue reading Updating My Thinking on Friendship